How much is the average bill?

Are you being overcharged for the energy you use? Do your water bills match the amount of water you use? Is your Council Tax leaving you out of pocket? We know that household costs have risen sharply in the past few years. Yet, many people are still paying more than...

Funding boost for home adaptations

Housing and homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler, announced yesterday that there would be an extra £42 million provided to local housing authorities to pay for home adaptations that will enable an elderly or disabled person to continue living independently. The...

Stop Loan Sharks!

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) was set up in 2004 and investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark. Since 2004, the IMLT have supported over 25,000 people and written off over...

Equity Release Specialists

Thinking about using equity release to pay your care costs? Details of specialists that can help you consider whether equity release is the right care funding option for you. UK Care Guide ← Combating loneliness Live in care in 2018 – Your ultimate guide...

U-turns on PIP mobility rules

Regulations that came into force last March had meant that people who are unable to plan or undertake a journey due to overwhelming psychological distress would receive fewer qualifying points when assessed for personal independence payment (PIP). The new rules –...

Claim a power of attorney refund

You can get part of your application fee back if you applied to register lasting power of attorney (LPA) and enduring power of attorney (EPA) in England or Wales from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.   You can make a claim if you’re: the ‘donor’ – the person who...